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“Bringin' it Backwards" podcast -- a platform for both legendary and rising musicians to tell their personal stories on how they achieved stardom, providing invaluable information for all artists and music enthusiasts to have access to meaningful, and memorable advice to inspire their own creative journeys.
 
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We had the pleasure of interviewing Zeal & Ardor over Zoom video! Zeal & Ardor's widely praised second album, Stranger Fruit, was released by MVKA in 2018, following the global attention-getting, multi-million streamed debut Devil Is Fine. Critically acclaimed across the industry, The Guardian newspaper described Stranger Fruit as "extraordinary an…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Palace over Zoom video! Palace share their profound and pensive new album Shoals, out today on Avenue A / Fiction. Shoals is the UK band’s love letter to fear and the fullness of life one experiences when facing it down. Unsurprisingly, the sea was a major inspiration, as the record posits the ocean’s violent yet…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Katelyn Tarver over Zoom video! Los Angeles-via-Georgia singer/songwriter Katelyn Tarver recently released her stunningly beautiful new album Subject To Change. Katelyn Tarver also shares the all-too-relatable video for “Year From Now,” a folk-infused meditation on the healing power of time. The perfect follow-up…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Nathan Gray of Nathan Gray & The Iron Roses, and BoySetsFire over Zoom video! In support of the new record, Rebel Songs, melodic alt-punk band Nathan Gray & The Iron Roses has just announced a 20-date US tour with BlackGuyFawkes. Kicking off on February 25, 2022 in Providence, RI, the tour winds its way west maki…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Life on Planets over Zoom video! House music has seen a reinvigoration in recent years via progressive creatives seeking to fuse classic disco, soul, funk and R&B with modern electronic sensibilities meant to relate to dance floors everywhere. At the forefront, artists like Walker & Royce have strove to lead this…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Sam Short over Zoom video! After sharing a sentimental video of the single on Tik Tok, everyone fell in love with Sam Short’s ability to truly empathize through music in her debut single “Already Mine” (out now!)When the people you love go through tough times, you sometimes wish to take on that pain for them. For…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Penny and Sparrow over Zoom video! “Olly olly oxen free!” If you ever played hide-and-go-seek or capture the flag growing up, odds are good that you’ve shouted these words into the hot summer night, beckoning your unseen comrades out of their hiding places in exchange for safe passage home. But what does it actua…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Lilyisthatyou over Zoom video! Toronto pop provocateur Lilyisthatyou celebrates her signing to Warner Records with her major-label debut single “Party 22.” A breakup anthem that doubles as a post-pandemic party jam, the propulsive bop finds the singer born Lily Davies looking for salvation in the club. “Party 22”…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Paul Mayson over Zoom video! Entrenched in love of house music, the musical landscape in Paul Mayson's head is one rich in a commix of sounds and influences. From remaking Cher's iconic track 'Believe' together with GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter Saint Sinner to dropping his soulful house anthem 'Can't Trust …
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Will Putney of Fit For An Autopsy over Zoom video! New Jersey six-piece FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY — Joseph Badolato [vocals], Patrick Sheridan [guitar], Timothy Howley [guitar], Will Putney [guitar], Peter Blue Spinazola [bass], and Josean Orta Martinez [drums] — just released their sixth album, Oh What the Future Holds…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Poo Bear over Zoom video! At just 14-years-old, he co-wrote “Anywhere” for multi-platinum R&B powerhouse 112, which opened the floodgates for so many more opportunities for him. Collaborations with everyone from The Rolling Stones, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Pink, and Faith Evans to Dr. Dre, Lupe Fiasco, Drak…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Chrissy over Zoom video! Phoenix Music Group newcomer Chrissy is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but she is an emerging superstar as a singer, songwriter and actress that is about to take Hollywood by storm! A child of tinsel town since the day she was born, her father is music producer, screenwriter, director…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Garrett Nash over Zoom video! 6x RIAA platinum-certified Atlantic Records/Overall Recordings artist Garrett Nash has released his version of his favorite childhood song, “Stacy’s Mom.” Originally released by Fountains of Wayne, Nash has put his own spin on the 2000s hit. Listen to Nash’s version of “Stacy’s Mom” …
 
Together with Sean Ulbs of the Eiffels, we had the pleasure of interviewing Rolo Tomassi over Zoom video! ROLO TOMASSI will release their huge, expansive and ambitious, brand new album 'Where Myth Becomes Memory' on February 4th, 2022 through MNRK. The band returned in August with the single 'Cloaked', their first new music since 2018's hugely accl…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Of Mice & Men over Zoom video! OF MICE & MEN first emerged as part of a vanguard of subculture alongside their contemporaries and tour mates in Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Pierce The Veil, Asking Alexandria, and Dance Gavin Dance; and as a staple of the Vans Warped Tour and international rock festiva…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Spaceface over Zoom video! Spaceface is a self described “Retro Futurist Dream Rock” (but you can call them psychedelic-pop) band from Memphis, TN and Los Angeles, CA, active since 2012 and including members of The Flaming Lips and Pierced. Always eavesdropping on the Universe whispering its chaotic will, the gro…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing sad alex over Zoom video! LA-based artist sad alex has unveiled her new EP, ‘crydancing’, out now on Red Bull Records. A “mixtape of mixed emotions” featuring seven tracks that showcase all sides of the rising singer-songwriter, ‘crydancing’ features a handful of recently released singles and several new tracks p…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Annihilator over Zoom video! ANNIHILATOR are a Canadian heavy metal/thrash metal band founded in Ottawa in 1984. They are the best-selling Canadian band in their genre, having sold more than three million albums worldwide. ANNIHILATOR are led by co-founding member Jeff Waters. The band has released 17 studio reco…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Justus Bennetts over Zoom video! Raleigh, NC, Gen Z hybrid pop artist Justus Bennetts is bringing back relatable pop music that touches the youth. He’s on the verge of a breakout with his bumping high school nostalgic “Cool Kids” which is performing well on TikTok and DSP platforms without the push. It’s all DIY.…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Jamestown Revival over Zoom video! Jamestown Revival have made the quietest record of their career with Young Man, yet it may resonate the most. Recorded in their home state of Texas, it is their first project without electric guitars, with the emphasis instead on skillful songwriting, flawless harmony, and intri…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing HARLOE over Zoom video! HARLOE's new single "Overthinking" ft. Nile Rodgers is primed for the dancefloor or a roller rink, with slick '70s basslines and buttery synths. In the song, HARLOE laments the confusing feeling of not knowing where the other person stands, and the emotional unraveling that happens as a re…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Logan Lynn over Zoom video! Logan Lynn is a songwriter, producer, filmmaker, television personality and activist who Billboard writes “has made a career out of crafting catchy, disorderly songs that almost all include big beats, fun melodies and cheeky lyrics”. He has been producing and releasing music for the pa…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Diamonds and Whiskey over Zoom video! Soaring vocals, stellar musicianship, abundant energy and crowd resonance… Diamonds and Whiskey is a combination of barroom beauty, backwoods danger, beauty queen and hell raiser alike. The award‐winning country/ rock act from Charlotte, North Carolina, brings it all to the t…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Brick + Mortar over Zoom video! American alternative rock duo Brick + Mortar released “Mystery to Myself” in October. It was the second single from their upcoming project.. The song’s massive sound fits its momentous universal theme - it’s about the realization that you don’t recognize yourself and you don’t know…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Spencer Marcu over Zoom video! Around 2008, SPENCER MARCU was on top of the world. The LA native was well-liked by his classmates. He was in his early teens, had the attention of several girlfriends. Life was good. Then all of a sudden it wasn’t. “I started experimenting with things, if you know what I mean. It f…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Lila Drew over Zoom video! “Crystal Ball” is the follow up to her last single “2023,” which she released last month and was cowritten by Lila and Sachi DiSerafino (Wallows, Charli XCS’s Nasty Cherry.) The video is directed by Vincent Haywood https://www.vincenthaycock.com/ (Billie Eilish, Florence and the Machine…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Memphis May Fire over Zoom video! Over the course of their career, Memphis May Fire have channeled a generation’s worth of angst, frustration, and pain, with a focused blend of gigantic melodic hooks and crushing aggression. Even after topping Billboard’s Hard Music Albums chart, having an album debut at No. 4 on…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Michael J Woodard over Zoom video!! Rising artist Michael J Woodard performed his latest single “Hope Full” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “Hope Full’ is a song that encourages you to try and stay optimistic and focused on reaching your goals. Especially when you’re hit with obstacles or when things aren’t going qu…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Blacklite District over Zoom video! Genre bending artist Blacklite District (real name Kyle Pfeiffer) recently released his new single “Live Another Day”. Blacklite District describes his musical style as a distinct genre that falls somewhere in the folds of both Alternative and Hip Hop music. Having grown up in …
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Julian King over Zoom video! Philadelphia based next-gen R&B singer-songwriter Julian King recently released his new single “Gone Do”. This single follows King’s 2019 debut album, “Made in China,” which blazed the scene with streaming favorites “Seasons,” “Safe” and “Always You”. With repertoire polished during h…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Bren Holmes over Zoom video! When you’ve been a professional musician for over thirty years, you can accumulate a large trunk of songs. The tucked-away tunes that Ireland-born / Los Angeles residing Bren Holmes shares on his solo debut, Everything You Never Wanted, reveal impressive singer/songwriter talents that…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Motherfolk over Zoom video! Since their formation, Cincinnati-based indie-rockers Motherfolk have been on a steady upward trajectory, racking up over 5 million Spotify streams on their three studio albums, selling out shows while touring heavily across the United States, amassing a passionate fanbase, and securin…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing LP over Zoom video! There’s this girl in the corner and she’s small, really small, and she looks like a boy, and she’s seething with emotion, with rage and love - because she’s alone, because we’re all alone, because our parents didn’t get it. She just found out faster. Her skin is thinner because her heart is bi…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing HuDost over Zoom video! HuDost’s new album, ‘Anthems of Home’, is a lush, breathtaking original collection of compositions that ask important questions and evoke the imagery of dreams. The music of HuDost weaves a seamless tapestry of folk, world, and rock that renders tears and laughter in listeners, cultivating…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing The Brothers Koren with Daybreaker over Zoom video!! The Daybreaker community releases ‘Joy Generation’ a collaboration with ace songwriters The Brothers Koren! 'Joy Generation' is a unique and inspiring song crowd-sourced in real-time during a creative jam session by 350 members of the Daybreaker community. In c…
 
In the mid-2000s, few people were more famous than Britney Spears. But as she began to stumble in her personal life, the price of the public’s fascination was more than just a few nasty late-night jokes. Paparazzi swarmed Spears’ home and her family, turning the singer into a tabloid punching bag. But when you’re a platinum-selling pop princess, th…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing VRSTY over Zoom video! New York City-based collective VRSTY (pronounced "Varsity") — Joey Varela [vocals], Javy Dorrejo [bass], Chris Cody [drums], and Paul Gregory [guitar] — recently dropped their new album Welcome Home via Spinefarm. The band recently shared the lyric video for the new single "Finesse" (Feat. …
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Russel Howard over Zoom video! Best recognized as the Grammy Nominated & ASCAP Award-Winning Composer with the most placements on TV + Film to date. Now 19 years sober, he is a huge advocate in the recovery space, and will celebrate his 20-year-sobriety anniversary on March 29, 2021. As seen on Andy Cohen, Forbes…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Dallas over Zoom video! DALLAS IS A SINGER/SONGWRITER FROM TORONTO, CANADA ROOTED IN POP MUSIC WITH ACCENTS AND INFLUENCES FROM THE ALTERNATIVE & ROCK GENRES. HER UNIQUE AND SOULFUL LYRICS ARE INSPIRED BY HER EXPERIENCES, DREAMS, THOUGHTS, AND PERCEPTIONS WITH EACH SONG PAINTING A VIVID PICTURE. AFTER STUDYING MU…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Felly over Zoom video! Trailblazing rapper, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer Felly, popularly known for singles like the soulful “Heartstrings” with Carlos Santana and swagger-filled “Cheap Cheap” featuring Jack Harlow, has officially announced his signing with 300 Entertainment, home to Megan The…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Imminence over Zoom video! IMMINENCE — vocalist and violinist Eddie Berg, guitarists Harald Barrett and Alex Arnoldsson, drummer Peter Hanström, and bassist Christian Höijer — have released their fourth full-length, Heaven in Hiding, via Arising Empire. Heaven in Hiding is an outstanding collection of 13 songs. W…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Volumes over Zoom video! VOLUMES have just released its new album Happier? via Fearless Records. The band has also aired the video for the recent single "Bend." Watch it here. ''Bend' is about how, in a relationship, sometimes one person can break another while all along they never seem to bend or break themselve…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Tor Miller over Zoom video! Indie-pop singer-songwriter Tor Miller soars to new heights with his vulnerable new single, “All Time Low,” out now. Listen to the song here. “All Time Low” is the second single Tor has released from his forthcoming third studio album, ‘Generation of Me’ coming next year. Tor released …
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Molly Annelle over Zoom video! Canada’s rich musical history continues with 18-year-old singer/songwriter Molly Annelle. Thanks to a distinctive flair for bending language to fit melody, the young musician is ready to take the world by storm — combining the essence of R&B jams, Bossa Nova bops and Yé Yé girl pop …
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Obeeyay over Zoom video! Winnin' is the follow-up release to Obeeyay's debut single (Make You Mine) with Wonderwild Records. The 25-year old singer-songwriter has worked with the likes of Brandy, Queen Latifah and Jojo. Obeeyay honed his skills as a songwriter during his early teens, upon a move from Salt Lake Ci…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing The National Parks over Zoom video! Folk-influenced male/female indie pop band The National Parks has released the official music video for their latest single, “Live Til We Die,” off their recently released album, A Mix For The End Of The World – Part 1. The fun and colorful visual, directed by Cameron Gade with…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Our Lady Peace over Zoom video! Our Lady Peace released their upbeat, tecnicolor groove track “Future Disease,” the second single off their upcoming album ‘Spiritual Machines II’ which will drop on January 28th. Blending catchy rhythms, guitars, and bass, this 80’s inspired alt-pop reflection represents all thing…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing RIkas over Zoom video! German band Rikas have just released their new EP 'Short Stories'! The 6-track EP features two unreleased tracks, as well as the previously released singles "Stereo", "I Always Think Of You (When I Listen To This Song)", "Superstitious", and "Party on the Rooftop". Short Stories will mark R…
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing The Violent over Zoom video! This is the story of The Violent. As 2019 came to a close, rock band Red Sun Rising announced an indefinite hiatus as its members pursued other opportunities. Soon after, the world as we knew it sunk into the deep hole of the pandemic. The time in lockdown helped to fuel the creative …
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Station over Zoom video! New York City’s STATION –hailed by Guitar World as one of the 15 current bands who are “the New Wave of Classic Rock” (alongside peers such as The Struts, Stonefield, Dirty Honey, and Rival Sons)—just released the second single and video from their forthcoming new album. “I Can’t Find My …
 
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